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Sarah Greenough, “Alfred Stieglitz/Marius de Zayas/1915,” Alfred Stieglitz Key Set, NGA Online Editions, (accessed January 29, 2023).

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This photograph was probably taken at the Modern Gallery, established by de Zayas in 1915 as a commercial offshoot of 291. From left to right are: Mask, Bete People (location unknown); Mask, We or Bete People, Ivory Coast, 19th/early 20th century (private collection); Marius de Zayas, Katharine N. Rhoades, c. 1915, charcoal on paper (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York); Pablo Picasso, The Frugal Repast, 1904, etching (The Art Institute of Chicago); and an unidentified work.

Lifetime Exhibitions

A print from the same negative—perhaps a photograph from the Gallery’s collection—appeared in the following exhibition(s) during Alfred Stieglitz’s lifetime:

1921, New York (no. 30, as Marius de Zayas, 1914)
1944, Philadelphia (no. 177, as Marius de Zayas, 1915)


by Alfred Stieglitz, on mount, upper left verso, in graphite: Exhibition 1921 / Marius De Zayas 1915 / by Stieglitz

by Georgia O'Keeffe, on mount, lower left verso, in graphite: 84 C

by later hand, on mount, center right, in graphite: 7-1944-352; lower right verso: 7-1944-352


Georgia O'Keeffe; gift to NGA, 1949.

Associated Names
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Exhibition History
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, May 10–October 27, 1991
Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2009–2010
Man Ray: African Art and the Modernist Lens, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, October 10, 2009–January 10, 2010; University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, February 6–May 30, 2010; University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, August 7–October 10, 2010; Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 30, 2010–January 23, 2011
Greenough, Sarah. Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set: The Alfred Stieglitz Collection of Photographs. Washington, 2002: vol. 1, cat. 411.
Cullen, Deborah, ed. Nexus New York: Latin/American Artists in the Modern Metropolis. El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2009–2010.
Grossman, Wendy. Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens. Exh. cat. The Phillips Collection, Washington, 2009.
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